Hello Friends,

I was wondering if someone can create a script that would work on the popular Bandcamp site and that could help us to:

  1. Play tracks by clicking on thumbnail image of an album cover on an artist's 'Discography' page. It is very annoying that you have to open the album page and then play the tracks instead of directly playing them by clicking on the album cover (Example: https://cltilviin.bandcamp.com/music).
    On other pages, BC allows us to play the tracks directly by clicking on the album art (Ex: https://bandcamp.com/tag/dark-ambient). I would like the same functionality to also be on an artist's discography page.
  1. The player can be a standard player with seek-bar, skip to previous / next track, play / pause button & most importantly a volume slider. I believe this has already been implemented as a user-script written by others.
  1. If point 1 is implemented and if a user plays a track directly on the artist's discography page, then include a functionality to mark/flag/check a particular album after it has been played. I believe even this is already been implemented.
  1. Not sure if this is possible but if you are able to bypass the limited number of times a track is played after signing-in to BC.
  1. On the album page, include a small arrow icon (pointing down) against each track which when clicked would download that track. A main 'Download' button also can be included near the album title that would download all the tracks. Additionally, a arrow button can also be included against each album image on the 'Discography' page which can download all tracks of that album. (I am sure that downloading has been implemented earlier).

Let me know your thoughts. Thank you!

I think 1),2) would definitely be a nice thing. I am gonna investigate how difficult it is, but I believe it should be easy to implement.

3) Is this already implemented by a userscript for album pages? If so, could you post a link to that script.

4),5) Possible, but I don't like it :)

Hi cuzi,

Thank you so much for taking your time out and looking into this request.

For point 3, I had earlier seen this post on another user script forum seen here:

However, I did not try that so I cannot comment if it is working or not. Can you please take a look at it?

For point 4 & 5, I understand that you would like to support the artist and hence mentioned that you "don't like it". I respect that decision too. However, since there are many userscripts already available that are able to do this (download), thought it would be good to have all these features in one script instead of installing many.

Hope you have made some progress so far.

Thank you!

I am gonna work on this in the next few days 😊
I think I am going to do a "mark as played" button that (ideally) will work everywhere on bandcamp.com on every album cover/album link and also highlight the played albums everywhere as well.

Regarding the downloading, I have a script that offers download links for individual songs. I don't like to go further, I don't think it's fair to offer whole albums or even several albums for download with a single click. From a programming standpoint it doesn't make much sense to include it either, such a script would additionally need: downloading mp3 files, zipping the mp3 files together and offering a download option.

Regarding 4) Did you mean these "The time has come to open thy wallet" popups? You can just close them, so yeah, a script could do that as well. Or is there another limit that actually stops you from playing the song?

Oh yeah, I see the hard limit now. After several times clicking "Close" on the popup, it actually stops playing songs.
Shouldn't be hard to solve that 😏